Eric Saint Georges

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Bio

Born in Paris, France, I moved to the US in 1994.

As far as I can remember I have always been drawing and building things, but it is a workshop with the sculptor Petrus in 1978, which triggered my passion for sculpture. I loved the clay, the stone, the intimate contact with the material. At that time, I had just completed my education in electrical engineering. Rather than going right away to work, I applied to the “Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts” in Paris and studied drawing and sculpture there for a year, before spending several months with Petrus, from whom I learned the foundation of my clay technique.

However, at the time, a career in art was not really an option for me (or so I thought) and I went back to pursuing a career as an engineer. Eventually, in 2015, after 35 years with limited artistic activity, I finally decided to go back to art full time.

Statement

I draw a few lines, quickly, sometimes with a couple of watercolor strokes. I do not think, just keep my focus on the model, enjoy the freedom of my hand moving, and the contact of the charcoal on the paper. Then, once in a while, the drawing is alive and I can feel the movement and the mood of the model, and I see that I have nothing to add to it and that if do, it is going to ruin it...

My main focus is on figurative sculpture and drawing. In my drawings I like to combine charcoal, ink, and watercolor, which allow me to work quickly, my main interest being to capture life and energy in as spontaneous and raw a manner as possible. I draw almost exclusively from life, my preference being very short poses. I do not try to tell a story, as much as to capture the moment, the pose, the movement, the mood. 

I spend now my time between my studio in Los Gatos (CA), various life drawing sessions in the Bay area, the local foundries, and teaching life drawing and sculpture. My longer-term objective is to expand my art to other mediums and to use my engineering background to combine art and technology.

Mixed media figure drawing by Eric Saint Georges
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #7 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #6 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #5 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #4 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #3 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #2 - Original Artwork
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Eric Saint Georges, Lady #1 - Original Artwork
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